Severn-Simon Letters

Scope and Content

Correspondence mainly between John (later Sir John) Simon and his wife Jane and Joan and Arthur Severn. Comprises:

  • (a) numbers 1-54 (March 1878 - April 1888), letters and some postcards from Joan Severn to the Simmons;
  • (b) numbers 55-56 (April 1878), letters from Arthur Severn to John Simon;
  • (c) number 57 (n.d.), letter from Arthur Severn to Jane Simon;
  • (d) numbers 58-59 (April 1878, December 1902), letters from John Simon to Joan Severn;
  • (e) numbers 69-65 (March 1880 - October 1894), letters from Jane Simon to Joan Severn;
  • (f) number 66 (April 1878), letter from George Parsons, M.D., to John Simon;
  • (g) number 67 (December 1887), letter from Robert Bowles, M.D., to John Simon.

Acquisition Information

Purchased by the John Rylands Library at auction at Christie's on 22 April 1959 (Lot 186).